Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Baba Levantine Trading Company

Baba Levantine Trading Company
80 Lygon Street, East Brunswick
(03) 9380 8534

After a mini MIFF marathon last weekend of good 'ole swamp pop and odd Norwegian drinking habits we found ourselves scouring the streets of Melbourne's CBD for dinner. Why are so many good eating places packed out or closed on Sundays? Hmmm... silly question!!! Our persistent stomach grumblings took us away from the city- having set our hopes for a comforting green curry from Thaila Thai. On the way though, we walked passed Baba's and curiosity got the better of us.

This place has Turkish style fare with slight tweaks of more western inspiration (eg. beetroot sprouts, de puy lentils, menus featuring 70's album covers). The food though is very yummy - good mix of spices, textures and flavours that surprise the tastebuds and are very morish.

Lentil, coriander, apple salad peppered with slivers char grilled calamari
(Wish there was more calamari!)

Spiced lamb kofte, sweet onion puree with coriander yoghurt & toasted pinenut pide
(Had to fight over the last bit!)

Roasted pumpkin, beetsprout, chilli, honey & crouton salad
( Soothing honey gave way to slow building heat from the chilli- yum!)

Overall, this is a nice place to graze and try out an interesting mix of dishes. And at the risk of sounding like a guts - order two pides - you want one for yourself and another to share!

1 comment:

  1. at the very real prospect of sounding like the guts that you know i am - i would disagree and say order THREE pides (if there are two of you): one for yourself, one for your dining companion and the third to fight over! :P


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